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Bob Warner
09-07-2010, 09:27 PM
Hey all,

I want to change my logo. Unfortunately I cannot go out and hire someone to design me one.

My first logo was a cursive RLW and after I got decent at knifemaking I changed to just WARNER.

Now after five years off of knifemaking I want to come back with a new logo. I considered an italicized R L WARNER or a curved R L WARNER but cannot create the curve on the computer. Not sure how it would look. There are four WARNER'S out there that I am aware of so I want to let people know which Warner made the knife.

I like SR Johnson's logo, it is simple and nice looking. I also like the Loveless football shape. Just to give a couple of ideas of what I like.

I would probably like a calligraphy style also. Not locked into any idea.

I want it able to be scaled down to folder size and scaled up for camp knives.

It has to be something that will etch well and that "I" can have on my computer for making my own stencils.

How would you guys suggest I get help designing this and picking a design?

I would be willing to trade something I have for the right design.

ANY IDEAS?

Bob Warner
09-07-2010, 10:27 PM
Can anyone do ambigrams that are readable?

john smith
09-07-2010, 10:37 PM
Check with Rock Cowles, he's our local artist for the dog pound.
I have been scrolling thru my computer and there is tons of different fonts to play with.
If I remember one of our members had a contest to help with a makers mark.
I still have not picked one out for myself, this is a tough decision.

Stew
09-08-2010, 02:58 AM
Curved like this?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/sjlight/bitmap-1.jpg

Stew
09-08-2010, 03:07 AM
Just playin'

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v140/sjlight/Untitled-1-3.jpg

Ironwolf
09-15-2010, 08:55 PM
Bob, are you still in need of a logo design?
I've been thinkin' on a couple ideas, and will send 'em to you when they're refined
(I have next to no computer skills,or programs for doing this stuff,
so they're hand-drawn and will be scanned then sent if that can be worked with)

Bob Warner
09-15-2010, 09:03 PM
Hey guys thanks for the replies, sorry I missed them until now.

Ironwolf, That would be cool. I had pretty much resigned myself to just R.L. WARNER in italics.

My email is bob@warnerknives.com

Ironwolf
09-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Cool,I'm playin' around with a few calligraphy ambigrams
(I used to be pretty good with this kind of stuff; I've designed logos for a couple local businesses
and friends who have their own small companies.)

Stew
09-16-2010, 03:17 AM
Hey guys thanks for the replies, sorry I missed them until now.

Ironwolf, That would be cool. I had pretty much resigned myself to just R.L. WARNER in italics.

My email is bob@warnerknives.com

Bob,

If you want me to play with ideas then I will but you need to give some pointers about what you want to try.

Bob Warner
09-16-2010, 07:53 AM
Stew, I like the curved writing. What program are you using and how do you make it curve?

I like unusual, not just straight block letters.

I may just do an angled name with TX (for Texas) under one end.

Stew
09-16-2010, 08:13 AM
It's done in Inkscape. :)

Bob Warner
09-16-2010, 06:19 PM
Thanks Stew,

I never heard of inkscape but will be checking it out.

Thanks a bunch,

Bob

Frstr8
09-18-2010, 11:57 AM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e171/frstr8/Temp/WARNER.jpg

Bob Warner
09-18-2010, 12:12 PM
frstr8,

That is pretty good. Pretty close to what I had in mind early on.

What do you guys think is more professional looking?

R.L. WARNER in a straight line maybe in italics or something like the logo above?

I want it obvious who made the knife but do not want the logo to distract from the knife.

wdtorque
09-18-2010, 12:32 PM
Only my opinions, worth what you pay for them.
I like Stew's, maybe remove knives and put USA or TX in the outlined area.
I like frstr8 too, maybe make TX smaller, maybe even Texas, USA ?
Make a straight line version too, to use on tangs, I don't like logo's that detract from the blade either.
A nice blade with a big ole honkin logo turns me off, kinda like a pretty girl smackin gum.
I have more opinions at twice this price if you need them,
Dozier

Frstr8
09-18-2010, 01:21 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e171/frstr8/Temp/WARNER2.jpg

Frstr8
09-18-2010, 01:33 PM
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e171/frstr8/Temp/WARNER3.jpg

Ernie Swanson
09-19-2010, 07:41 AM
Bob, Here a a couple I worked on this morning!

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x124/bigern26/rlwarnerrage.jpg

http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x124/bigern26/RLWARNERPARKAVENUE.jpg

Bob Warner
09-19-2010, 07:52 AM
Ernie,

What font is the last image? I like that font. That may be it for me, just R. L. WARNER in that font. All caps.

You may have done it my friend.

Ernie Swanson
09-19-2010, 08:13 AM
Bob, This font is called Park Avenue

Here it is how you asked for it!!!


http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x124/bigern26/newrlwarnerparkavenue.jpg

Steven Janik
09-19-2010, 08:41 AM
1508415085Bob,
I hate to throw a wrench in the works but I think you should put the script inside an oval. If you ever do damascus or an etched finish, you can keep the logo in a brite finish.
Just my opinion, see examples.
Steve

Ernie Swanson
09-19-2010, 08:50 AM
1508415085Bob,
I hate to throw a wrench in the works but I think you should put the script inside an oval. If you ever do damascus or an etched finish, you can keep the logo in a brite finish.
Just my opinion, see examples.
Steve

The good thing about going with just a name is that he could still make an oval around it with nail polish for when he etches.
As long as its not to big.

wdtorque
09-19-2010, 09:40 AM
Mr. Janik brings up a good point.
But I'm still with simple at first, add if you need too.
Some makers have more than one mark.
Nice Ernie, I like the Park Avenue font too.
Steve, I'm hooked on copper, that bolster is outa sight!
Dozier

Ernie Swanson
09-20-2010, 05:56 PM
Bob, Would you like me to throw a oval around the last one I did for you!

Ernie Swanson
12-25-2010, 08:37 AM
Did you ever get you logo figured out?

KHKnives
12-26-2010, 01:27 PM
not to deter anyone from using fonts but would you like something hand drawn? that would make the curve you want and be a personal stamp for you that wouldnt be so easliy replicated.